Cooking with kids: Chocolate cornflake cakes

Cooking with kids: Chocolate cornflake cakes

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(28 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins Plus chilling


Makes 12

Everyone loves crispy cornflake cakes, whatever their age. Get the whole family in the kitchen to make these simple bites

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per cake

  • kcal121
  • fat6.1g
  • saturates3.7g
  • carbs15.1g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre0.3g
  • protein1.3g
  • salt0.3g
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  • 50g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 100g milk or dark chocolate, broken into chunks
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    Dark chocolate

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  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
    Golden syrup

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    Golden syrup is a clear, sparkling, golden-amber coloured, sweet

  • 100g cornflake


  1. Children: Weigh out the ingredients. Older children can do this by themselves with supervision and little ones can help to pour or spoon ingredients into the weighing scales. Put the butter, chocolate and golden syrup in a saucepan or microwavable bowl. Put the cornflakes in another large bowl.

  2. Grown ups: Melt the butter, chocolate and golden syrup in the saucepan over a low heat or briefly in the microwave. Allow to cool a little before pouring over the cornflakes.

  3. Children: Stir the ingredients together gently using a wooden spoon. Spoon the mixture into 12 cupcake cases arranged on a muffin tray (or baking sheet, if you don’t have one). Grown ups will need to do this for younger children or simply arrange on a tray and let the mess happen. Put in the fridge to set.

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30th Dec, 2017
The recipe was ok but I guess down to personal taste. I only followed it due to curiosity. Personally I just melt a whole bar of good quality chocolate and stir in the cornflakes...loads easier and need for butter and syrup. I don't mind the flakes not being entirely covered in chocolate and use 200g chocolate to 125g of cornflakes.
5th Sep, 2017
Awful recipe. Just wasted my money.
18th Aug, 2017
The recipe ingredients should be updated. With an impatient toddler I hadnt read the comments to add extra chocolate but it definitely isn't enough
Will allchin
1st Aug, 2017
This recipe is absolute rubbish, just wasted 200gms of chocolate. For too much corn flake, half the amount needed I would think. Further more with all that syrup and lack of chocolate they don't stick together and melt at room temprature.ill be eating chocolate cornflakes for weeks. Don't think creator actually made it in anything other than her mind.
16th Jul, 2017
We were very disappointed with this recipe. I haven't made these cakes since I was a child, so was looking forward to making them with my child. Our finished cakes did not look like the recipe photo. Too much golden syrup and not enough chocolate meant these were more like a syrup cake.
Teenager trying...
12th Jul, 2017
I've attempted making cornflake cakes twice in my lifetime. The first I made it up as I was going along (it was a disaster) and the second was roughly 5 minutes ago. I don't think I executed it the recipe as it was intended to be executed as my chocolate turned into a fudge and didn't cover the cornflakes but stuck them together as a glue. They didn't turn out as planned but all in all I think they're ok; far better than my first attempt. Bonfire toffee meets cornflake cakes = a happy accident.
10th Jan, 2017
Very easy to make with my 2 year old. Very tasty but agree the amount of chocolate needs to be doubled.
roos van as
19th Dec, 2016
This is a new concept to me. Sounds easy and thus perfect for xmas dinner at my sons school. Could anyone tell me how long they need to be in the fridge to set? Thanks
26th Nov, 2016
No idea why this has 4 stars; as others have commented, the ratio is way off. Suggest doubling the amount of chocolate.
21st Oct, 2016
I have always made these using drinking chocolate powder. Make little ones in small muffin cases. Only problem is hiding them from the adults before the kids get to them!


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13th Feb, 2016
il ove these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :):) :):):):):):):))))))))))))))))
13th Feb, 2016
2 teaspoons water
13th Feb, 2016
use coco powder insted of real chocolate 4 pudding spoons heaped also 4 golden syrup and 75g porride oats insted of corflakes